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Recent rise in yen ‘extremely worrying’: Japan finance minister

Recent rise in yen ‘extremely worrying’: Japan finance minister Japan’s finance minister said late Saturday the recent sharp rise in the yen is “extremely worrying”, adding Tokyo will take action when necessary. The remarks, which suggest Tokyo’s possible market intervention, came after the Japanese unit surged to an … Continue reading at timesofindia.indiatimes.com Here’s what […]

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Japan economy shrinks more than expected, highlights lack of policy options

Japan economy shrinks more than expected, highlights lack of policy options TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the final quarter of last year as consumer spending and exports slumped, adding to headaches for policymakers already wary of damage the financial market rout could inflict on a fragile recovery. Continue reading at […]

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5 reasons why you should consider investing in Japan

5 reasons why you should consider investing in Japan Reuters/Thomas PeterJapan’s Emperor Akihito (3rd L), flanked by other members of the royal family, waves to well-wishers who gathered to celebrate his 82nd birthday in Tokyo, Japan. Late last year, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised investors with an … Continue reading at businessinsider.com 4 Investing […]

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Boom in Japan leveraged ETFs exposes market risk

Boom in Japan leveraged ETFs exposes market risk While such swings aren’t unusual, traders warn the futures market may no longer be able to absorb the increasingly large orders Nomura Asset needs to manage its funds, especially the mammoth Nikkei leveraged ETF. The problem has become so great that Nomura … Continue reading at reuters.com […]

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